Category Archives: art

Life at the Edge of Sight

At the end of last year, I intended a book presentation at the Eden Project. Although a bit late, it is definitely worth a quick blog post, as “Life at the Edge of Sight” is a must-have for anyone interested … Continue reading

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Microbiomes: belly buttons and plant leaves

The Wellcome Trust-funded Invisible You – Human Microbiome Exhibition at the Eden Project (see here) had a number of cool public engagement events going on in the opening week. One of these projects straddling the boundaries of art and science … Continue reading

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Pitch: a Guide to the Bacteria and Archaea

Background: inspired by a post by Jonathan Eisen on his blog ‘the tree of life’, I wrote a little post on ‘a Field Guide to the Bacteria’ last year. Both our posts were about the rather megalomaniacal (in a good … Continue reading

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Marine/Pollution/Art

An interesting mini-exhibition in the ESI building featuring art made of plastic waste found on our shores. Bad and ugly things made beautiful. One big (3×3 meter) installation by Liz Franklin ‘Trawler Trash’ now hangs in the atrium: From the … Continue reading

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Eden Project and the Human Microbiome

Last thursday and Friday, Will and I attended a Human Microbiome workshop at the Eden Project near St. Austell here in Cornwall. The Eden Project is an educational charity centered around the Rainforest Biome (domes left in the picture), the … Continue reading

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